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    MCC/MFC Membership – join us in 2014Melbourne Football Club logo

    With the Melbourne Football Club and Melbourne Cricket Club closely aligned, it is more important than ever for MCC members who barrack for the Demons to show their support by purchasing a dual membership. MCC members can purchase a non-entry membership for just $65, with which they receive a membership card, MFC/MCC exclusive scarf and other 2014 member benefits.

    Premium MFC/MCC Members ($179) receive the following additional benefits:

    • Entry into 11 MFC home games (including any home game scheduled at Etihad Stadium)
    • Free Young Demons membership for a nominee of your choice under 15
    • MFC Keyring
    • Invitation to a free Premium Members’ social function with players and coaches during the season (date TBA)
    • ‘Ins and Outs’ via SMS every Thursday evening
    • Priority access to purchase finals tickets when Melbourne is competing.

    More than 20,000 MCC members support the Melbourne Football Club, making it the most popular AFL team among the entire MCC membership.
    Call 1300 DEMONS or visit http://membership.melbournefc.com.au/ to sign up today as a dual MFC/MCC member.

    Combined Events
    Joint MFC/MCC events are held throughout the year, including designated match day functions for dual MCC/MFC members in the Jim Stynes Room.  The MCC also provides access to the prestigious Long Room and Committee Room for select MCC events, and the MFC hosts the MCC at a game every season.
    MCC preference at the ballot for MFC players.

    Players of all sporting sections who demonstrate loyalty and excellence to their section and meet a set criteria are eligible to receive preference at the ballot for election to MCC full membership.  The criteria for MFC players is 100 senior games.  This is a very special privilege for long serving players, and is the only way under the MCC rules that a person can be escalated to membership off the waiting list.

    FAQs
    Do MCC attendance numbers affect the MFC’s gate takings at MFC home games?
    Yes. For each MCC member who enters the MCC Reserve during a Melbourne home game, the MCC contributes a significant portion of the general admission fee to MFC gate takings.

    I’ve just purchased a dual membership.  When will I receive my membership pack?
    Once your membership is processed, your membership pack will be sent directly to you from the MFC. Please allow up to two weeks for processing and delivery.

    As a Premium Member, how do I sign up my free Junior Member?
    This can be done by completing the relevant section of the MFC/MCC membership form (sent out by the MCC), or contacting MFC Membership Services on 1300 DEMONS.

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    The Sporting Section Story
    On 1 April 2009, the Melbourne Football Club once again became a Sporting Section of the Melbourne Cricket Club.Melbourne FC CEO Cameron Schwab and president Jim Stynes, with MCC president David Meiklejohn and CEO Stephen Gough, formally align the two clubs on April 1, 2009.
    The core objective of the agreement between the two organisations was to establish a close relationship for the benefit of the two clubs.  The  Melbourne Football Club, while remaining a separate legal entity, became a Sporting Section of the MCC.

    The agreement includes:

    - The MFC’s use of the MCC name and logo as an MCC Sporting Section
    - The MFC’s administrative occupancy at the MCG
    - MCC support of the MFC in relation to:
    - Facilities
    - Administration, business and commercial assistance and opportunities
    - Finances
    - Social and cultural matters
    - Qualification for MCC Playing Membership as per the MCC’s guidelines.

    The relationship between the MCC and MFC is one of long standing, which developed to such an extent in the early years of the MFC that the football club first became an MCC Sporting Section in 1889.  The two clubs separated in 1980, before reuniting in 2009.

    The Melbourne Football Club is one of a range of sporting bodies affiliated with the MCC, including cricket, baseball, bowls, croquet, golf, hockey, lacrosse, real tennis, shooting, squash and tennis.

    In recognition of the MFC once again becoming an MCC Sporting Section on 1 April 2009, the then Presidents of the MCC and MFC – David Meiklejohn and Jim Stynes – signed a document symbolising the renewed connection between the two entities.  It reads as follows:

    The relationship between the Melbourne Cricket Club and the Melbourne Football Club is as old as the game itself.  Our clubs share both heritage and heroes, sparked by the spirit of Tom Wills in 1858 as he sought a means of keeping his Melbourne cricketers fit during the winter months.  A game was born, and so was the Melbourne Football Club.
    If the MCG is ‘the paddock that grew’, we cultivated it together, through hope and hardship, with characters and colour, and with a shared heart that always beats true.
    Let it be known that, on this day, the clubs again reunite for the greater good, and with a spirit of mutuality and reciprocity.

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